Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents, ICS-400

MGT905 – 15.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

ICS-400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel or those who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents. Although this is an advanced ICS course and includes creation of Area Command, it is not intended to develop mastery of area command. This course aims to expose students to the concepts of utilizing area command in major and complex incidents.


Course Completion Requirements

Score a minimum of 75% on the course Post-Test.

Participants Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

Attend all class sessions and participate in all course activities

Experience using concepts and principles from ICS-100, ICS-200, and ICS-300 in a response or exercise.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Apply key NIMS doctrine concepts such as NIMS Management Characteristics, Unified Command, Incident Command System structure and functional area responsibilities as well as IAP Preparation and the Operational Period Planning Cycle, and incident complexity to the management of a complex incident or event.
  • Apply the appropriate structural option to manage a complex incident.
  • Given a scenario, develop a basic Area Command organization.
  • Identify the complex incident management issues that can result from a lack of multiagency coordination.

Suggested Audience

Personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in an expanding incident that may require a higher level of NIMS/ICS training from the following disciplines/services:

  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Hazardous Materials (HazMat)
  • Law Enforcement (LE)
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Public Works (PW)
  • Emergency Management (EM
  • Government administrative
  • Private sector and military (if invited by the host jurisdiction)
  • County, state, and federal agency personnel who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents

Other Information

Course size

  • Maximum number of participants: 40
  • Minimum number of participants: 26

Instructor qualifications

All TEEX NIMS/ICS instructors are certified Department of Homeland Security NIMS/ICS instructors and meet/exceed all requirements needed to teach the MGT905 course.

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